Sunday, February 15, 2009

Receivers - Marantz 2245

Forty-five watts per channel of clean, warm Marantz gooey goodness. Found this one at a Goodwill store for $15.00. Static was eliminated with contact cleaner, now it works like a charm.

For me, Marantz receivers are second only to Pioneer as far as build quality and sound. They have a powerful, room-filling sound, like there's a switch for "Super Loudness" on them - kicking everything up a notch. Like your sound more natural, look to Yamaha. Want something in the middle? Try Sansui. Want to ROCK the house? Pull out the Marantz.

If you have any more info, photos, video links for the Marantz 2245, please leave a comment or email me, and I'll add them to this post.

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  1. I love mine. The sound is full, lush, and smooth. How can you not love the blue face. The effect is almost hypnotic

  2. Got my 2245 at a thrift for $19.99. It needed no work whatsoever. Hooked up to B&W DM 2000, Music Hall MMF 5, and playing direct to disc of Ellington standards (m&k) was sent straight to analogue Heaven. Unbelievable! Lack of funds forced sale of all three pieces. It was an evil day.

  3. Mike the ExterminatorFebruary 19, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    I've got both a Marantz 2252B and two Marantz 1515's,I recently changed my bulbs over to L.E.D's, what a difference in look, bright beautiful blue.



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